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"When the Dark comes rising, six shall turn it back,With these mysterious words, Will Stanton discovers on his 11th birthday that he is no mere boy. He is the Sign-Seeker, last of the immortal Old Ones, destined to battle the powers of evil that trouble the land. His task is monumental: he must find and guard the six great Signs of the Light, which, when joined, will create a force strong enough to match and perhaps overcome that of the Dark. Embarking on this endeavor is dangerous as well as deeply rewarding; Will must work within a continuum of time and space much broader than he ever imagined.
Three from the circle, three from the track;
Wood, bronze, iron; water, fire, stone;
Five will return, and one go alone."
Susan Cooper, in her five-title Dark Is Rising sequence, creates a world where the conflict between good and evil reaches epic proportions. She ranks with C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien in her ability to deliver a moral vision in the context of breathtaking adventure. No one can stop at just one of her thrilling fantasy novels. Among many other prestigious awards, The Dark Is Rising is a Newbery Honor Book and a Carnegie Medal Honor Book. (Ages 8 and older) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This was one of my favorite books growing up, inspiring hours of imaginary play with friends.Published 23 days ago by S.L.
I got this book because my son had to read it for school and he really likes it. He says it's actually a good story and likes reading it which is nice since he's not big on... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Zombee
This is well written and exciting. There are plenty of super natural events going on throughout the book, and characters with super powers to fight the Dark's powerful onslaught. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Virginia
Loved every minute of this book. A tale for all ages. Read this today you won't be sorry. Now to read the others.Published 4 months ago by virginia o
The second book in the Dark is Rising series is a complete departure from the first. Fascinating and fast-paced! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I did this for school, it's great but I can't remember most of it. The part I remember is great tho.Published 4 months ago by Ruana Gray
Lovely five part "sequence" of Arthurian fantasy really takes off here. Great story about a family of normal people in England and the youngest son who has to follow a... Read morePublished 4 months ago by James Held
My son chose this book for his literature reading assignment he loved it and want to read the rest of the series! I loved it as well! Nice story with the twist and turns. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amanda Wingrove